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Douglas County Veterans Service Office

The Douglas County Veteran Service Office makes a difference in Veterans’ lives by providing education and advocacy for Veterans’ claims with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Partnering with claimants, we make every effort to obtain the maximum benefit to which Douglas County Veterans may be eligible.

There are several different benefits available for Veterans and their dependents. We are experts in the VA Benefit laws and can provide information about benefits and eligibility. We will help you complete the claim forms and advise you what you will need to make the claim successful.

Benefits depend on the character and length of service. There may be some special benefits available for Veterans who served during a period of war.

Types of Veteran Claims

Service Connected Disability
This benefit is available to anyone who served in the armed forces and was disabled due to a condition that started during active duty. When service connected disabilities are granted by VA, the claimant is eligible for additional local, state and federal benefits. Additional amounts are available for Aid and Attendance when a Veteran requires the medical assistance of another person due to a service connected disability. Click here for more information about Service Connected claims. Additional benefits are available when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living SOLELY because of service connected conditions. This is called Aid and Attendance. There is also a spouse Aid and Attendance benefit if a Veteran is rated over 30% disabled due to service connected conditions.

Non-Service Connected Pension
This benefit is for Veterans who served during a period of war To receive pension, the claimant must have a low income and limited assets. Medical expenses can be reported to reduce 'countable income'. Click here for more information about Non-Service Connected Pension claims. Additional benefits are available when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living. This is called Aid and Attendance.

Types of Dependent Claim

There are two types of benefits available for survivors of Veterans. We can also help with burial benefits. Please review the Survivor Benefits brochure or keep reading for more information about these benefits.

Dependent Indemnity Compensation
This benefit is for the surviving dependent of a Veteran who died in service, due to a service connected disability, or who was rated 100% service connected for more than 10 years. DIC provides a monthly benefit to the survivor. It also provides education benefits and health insurance for those eligible. Additional benefits are available when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living. This is called Aid and Attendance.

Survivor' Pension
Provides a monthly benefit for surviving spouses or dependents of war-time Veterans with limited income and assets. Additional benefits are available when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living. This is called Aid and Attendance.

General Information

We can also provide information about:

  • Education Benefits
  • Burial Benefits
  • Applying for Medical Care at VA Medical Centers
  • Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility
  • Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs Home Loans

Please check out our Claims Handbookfor more detailed information about possible benefits.

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Coming Events
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Recurring Meetings
  • VAC (Veterans Advisory Committee) meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in February, May, August and November.

    The next scheduled VAC meeting will be on May 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm. It will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse, Room 7. 

Douglas County Veterans Service Office Newsletter

OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Appealing a denied claim



Veterans Service Office/Outreach Hours
OFFICE HOURS  
   
GETTING STARTED  
   
On Mondays at 10:00am (Except County Holidays) we have a time set aside to start New Claims. You will complete a few basic forms and meet with a Veteran Service Officer. We will file an informal claim and schedule a formal claim appointment.
   
 
   
WALK-INS  
  Mondays   1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
  After filing your new claim, you can drop-in to the VSO office on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00pm. You may take a number any time after 12:00pm and sign in anytime after 1:00pm. You may take a number and return later on the same day (before 3:30pm).
 
 
   
APPOINTMENTS  
  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
  Appointments are scheduled for new claims and appeals (Statements of Case) in the morning and for claims follow-up on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Call 541-440-4219 for an appointment.
 
 
Outreach Office Hours  
  Canyonville 1st Thursday of 1st full week of month 9:30am - 4:00pm
  Old Cow Creek Medical Building
170 Galley Bridge Rd.
Canyonville

When you plan to visit the Canyonville Outreach site, please call our office at least a day ahead of time, at (541) 440-4219 to schedule an appointment.
 
 
  Drain 1st Friday of 1st full week of month 10:00am - 3:30pm
  Call office at 541-440-4219 to schedule an appointment.
 
 
  Reedsport Douglas County Annex 1st Tuesday of 1st full week of month 10:30am - 3:00pm
  Douglas County Annex
680 Fir Avenue
Reedsport

When you plan to visit the Reedsport Outreach site, please call our office at least a day ahead of time, at (541) 440-4219 to schedule an appointment.
 
 
  UCC Vet Center 1st Monday of 1st full week of month 9:30am - 3:30pm
  Umpqua Community College Campus - (Call 541-440-4219 for availability).
 
 

Office Location and Phone

Douglas County Veterans Service Office
Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Ave, Room 8
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541)440-4219
(541)440-6166  (Fax)
(800)224-1619 Ext 4219 (in-county toll free)

 

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